Monday, August 18, 2008

Cottage Cheese Pancakes

Recipe name: Cottage Cheese Pancakes
Source: PBS Everyday Food
Cookbook date: August 8

3/4 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup low-fat (1%) cottage cheese
2/3 cup milk
2 large egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 teaspoons vegetable oil

  1. In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir in cottage cheese, milk, egg whites, and vanilla.
  2. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium. Working in batches, drop cottage cheese mixture by 1/4 cupfuls into pan (2 or 3 at a time).
  3. Cook until bottoms are set and tops have small bubbles, about 1 minute. Turn pancakes and cook until just firm in the center, 1 to 3 minutes more. Repeat, using remaining 3 teaspoons oil for the other batches.
Sorry I don't have a picture, folks. They look like pancakes, though (trust me). We made no substitutes (shocking, I know!). When I took my first bite I thought that they weren't done in the middle. I was wrong, but the cottage cheese does throw you off for the first few bites.
Overall, I thought these were really tasty, and I'll make them again. I wouldn't call them "to die for" but they are a good switch from the standard pancake.


Katie said...

They sound delicious. I love Cottage Cheese Bread so these would be even more decadent.

Jenny said...

Wow, I've never thought of cottage cheese in pancakes, but I bet they are delicious!

Kevin said...

I like the sound of using cottage cheese in pancakes!